Over the past few months we have been highlighting our favorite hidden gems throughout the county, many of which are small businesses! In continuing celebrating of Small Business Month this month we are discovering the holiday staple that is Kaleidoscope Farms!
14841 CR 54, Rawson
Thursdays & Fridays, 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 2 – 6 p.m.
There is just one week left to head over to Kaleidoscope Farms for some seasonal fun! Kaleidoscope Farms, a Christmas tree farm located in Mt. Cory, is owned and run by Dave and Jan Reese along with their four sons, Matt, Aaron, Jeff, and Jay, and their families since 1983. This family-run farm is the perfect place to get a freshly cut tree for the holidays, as well as to enjoy quality time with family! With 4 varieties of Fir, and 3 varieties of both Spruce and Pine trees you are sure to find a tree perfect for your family. There are pre-cut trees available or you can choose to cut your own tree! All sizes are available, from table topper to 11 foot and everything in between. In addition to Christmas trees you can also purchase fresh or grape vine wreaths, grave blankets and crosses, as well as a tree stand!
The Christmas trees at Kaleidoscope aren’t just Christmas trees-they are award winners! In 2016 one of Kaleidoscope Farms’ Black Hills Spruce was named Reserve Champion Christmas Tree at the Ohio State Fair as well as the People’s Choice Award winner. Winning one of the top prizes isn’t something new either, they also had the Grand Champion Christmas Tree at the State Fair in 2014 and 2004 and Reserve Champion in 2012. And families in the region aren’t the only ones lucky enough to have these beautiful trees grace their homes, troops serving oversees will too! Kaleidoscope Farms serves as part of Ohio’s Operation Evergreen program, where trees from different Christmas Tree farms in the state are selected by veterans and sent by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to U.S. troops stationed oversees. One of the recipients of a Kaleidoscope Farms’ tree was the 475th Engineer Company in Kuwait.
When you visit Kaleidoscope Farms you won’t leave with just an award-winning tree, you will also leave with great memories of a day well spent. At Kaleidoscope Farms you can enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride on the weekends before 4 p.m., visit with Santa’s reindeer, go on a scavenger hunt, snack on hot cider and peanuts, and view a beautiful nativity. You can also shop at their great gift shop! Featuring locally made treats, honey, and other goods like lotion and candles, holiday home decor, and even a special book, Christmas Anthology, by Kaleidoscope Farms’ own Matt Reese! You don’t have to purchase a tree to take in all the fun to be had at Kaleidoscope Farms (although we think you should!) so make sure you plan your trip before they close for the season on Sunday, December 18!
Make sure you shop small this holiday season, see our suggestions on local shops to buy gifts this year as well as our spotlight on several small business owners. Visit our Event Calendar with everything happening in Hancock County and don’t miss our previous post in the Hidden Gems series about locations like Feasel’s Garden Center and Gift Shoppe, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Kathy’s Korner, The Links Indoor Golf, and more!